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Derek Hawkins

Derek Hawkins

Trademark Attorney

Milwaukee
Wisconsin
Licensed in
WI
Marquette University Law School

"Derek was very thorough with his advice and offered insight into all his recommendations."

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About
Attorney Derek Hawkins is the principal attorney and founder of Hawkins IP. Derek's expertise involves trademark prosecution, enforcement and licensing. He has protected the brands of his clients' businesses for five years by registering and enforcing their trademarks throughout the United States. Derek routinely operates as a "Chief Brand Protection Officer" for his clients — meshing trademark law with branding and marketing principles to create robust strategies designed to help his clients scale and monetize their brand assets.

Derek represents clients across many industries including health and wellness, entertainment, technology,
… read more retail, fashion, education, food & beverage, and gaming.
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Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
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"Derek was very thorough with his advice and offered insight into all his recommendations. He not only assisted me in securing legal documents, but divulged the purpose of the aspects involved with it. — Matthew B."

Helpful on all levels
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
Clear Communication
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"I would recommend Attorney Hawkins publicly, he doesn’t feel like a traditional attorney. He is someone who cares about doing the right thing for his clients. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have been able to get through a lot of life situations. I now have him helping me with all legal matters. — Darius J."

It's not about the money. It's about winning the case
Posted on Apr 14, 2015

Work History

Hawkins IP

Trademark Attorney

Jul 2014 - Present

Hawkins IP is a boutique law firm specializing in trademark law. We provide comprehensive legal counsel to help our clients create, register, enforce and monetize their trademarks. Our goal is to work with high-quality businesses to help them leverage trademark law to add value to their business and protect the brands they've worked so hard to create.

Jul 2014 - Present

Markable

General Counsel

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Provided direct counsel to CEO and CFO of emerging tech startup company in areas of corporate structure, venture capital financing, trademark, and employment law issues.

During my tenure as General Counsel, I negotiated and drafted terms to secure over $1.5 million in combined private convertible debt and venture capital financing for the company and drafted sponsorship and licensing agreements.

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

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